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I thought the E39 section of trim types need some cleaning up to get rid of misconceptions and add in a few new pictures of trim that has yet been found outside of Realoem!

I've been working on refurbishing many E39 trim sets and along with that I have come across many interesting ones.

Some of the old threads have had mislabeled & double labeled sets, so I wanted let out all of what I've found. :)

Along with the thread I wanted to include Common name (if any), English name, and German name. Along with a link to RealOEM and short description.

If you spot any inconsistencies please let me know... I put a bit more emphasis on the more rare sets.

Credit to all those who have posted pictures from now to the past and Imola530isport for many pictures

Here we go:

1. Nutwood "Nussbaum"
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 540i Fine wood trim nutwood


2. Vavona "Vavona"
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 525i Fine wood trim, Vavona high-polished


3. High Polished Series
Comes in Black "Schwarz", Gray "Grau", and Beige "Sandbeige"
Notes:
1. Has a distinct flake in finish
2. High Polished Black is often referred to as "Piano Black"
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 525i Interior moldings high-polished





4. Cubic "Cubic"
Common Name: "Technical Graphite"
Notes: Consists of Gray, Black, and some flake with blue-ish tint.
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 528i PAINT.PLASTIC DECOR.COVER STRIPS (cubic)



5. Brushed Aluminum "Stahlgrau"
Notes: Real OEM brushed aluminum trim with clear coat on top.
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 528i BRUSHED ALUMINIUM DECORAT.COVER STRIPS




6. Bruyere Club "Bruyere Club"
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 M5 Fine wood trim Bruyere Club


7. Satin Finish Chrome Plated "MattChrom"
Common Name: Matt Chrome
Notes: It's more like a Matt Silver
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 540i Finishers/strips satin finish chrom.pltd



8. Titan "Titan Line"
Note: DO NOT CONFUSE WITH BRUSHED ALUMINUM... too many misconceptions.
Common name:Titan or Titanium
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 M5 Finishers/strips Titan Line



9. Galvanized "Gittergalvanik"
Note: Looks like a silver wrap with squares in it. Strange IMO.
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 540i Interior moldings



10. Mussle Maple Burgundy "Muschelahorn"
Common Name: Maple Wood
Notes: Wood goes to true 100% black transition and near 3D effect.
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 540i Fine wood trim, mussle maple burgund



INDIVIDUAL LINE
It's a high class living in the individual line, and pictures are sometimes VERY hard to come by, so some are missing or non-E39.

All individual trim sets can be found on the same page:
RealOEM.com Â* BMW E39 M5 Individual fine wood trim

11. Black Birch "Birke Anthrazit"
Common name: E39 trim Awesome-ness


12. Blue Birch "Birke Blau"



13. Yellow Birch "Birke Gleb"
No Pic :(

14. Arizona Sun "Arizona Sun"
Note: may be confused with yellow birch???
Note: Based on same wood cut of maple wood, just different stain.


15. Natural Poplar "Pappel Natur"


16. Olive "Oliv"


Comparison of Arizona Sun, Natual Pop, & Oliv


17. Plante
No E39 based pic


18. Eibe Club


19. Englischrot
No pic :(

Special One-Off Leather Trim
Consists of OEM leather wrapped on trim. It is factory, but not listed in realoem.

20. Black Leather


21. Gray Leather


22. Blue Leather


23. Red Leather


24. Champagne Leather
 

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I would imagine so. The red, blue, campagne i got from a previous thread and took it as confirmed since i was able to locate gray, black, and cinnamon. I would imagine the previous person did their own investigation.
 

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This is awesome! I love seeing all the trim sets and just proves the ones I got from you are the best.

P.S. before and after pics soon :)
 

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This is awesome! I love seeing all the trim sets and just proves the ones I got from you are the best.

P.S. before and after pics soon :)
Can't wait for the pics!
 

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This is awesome :)

Isn't there a lighter birch? Maybe I'm confusing it with Natural Poplar, it looked similar.

I went from Bruyere Club to Titan Line and like it a heck of a lot better.
 

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Thank you for organizing this.

To help this catalog grow, please see below some pictures from my Touring trim, Anthracite Birch.



 

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^ I wish I had birch anthracite trim :(

Looks amazing!
 
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Thanks for doing this. There's an older thread that is about the same, but a lot of the picture links are dead and it's really helpful that you included other common names.
 

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I just noticed I made the list! haha, thanks DKING. (Brushed Aluminum Trim)
 

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I just noticed I made the list! haha, thanks DKING. (Brushed Aluminum Trim)
Here are a couple more shots of brushed aluminum.

TPMS



Close up of the brushed aluminum trim:



Center console:
 

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Update: Englishrot has been bagged & tagged :)
Found it on a decoded vin too :) Link

Englishrot
Notes: Somewhat similar stain as Maplewood, but no transition to Piano Black.



Updated red leather photo:
 

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nice work D son
that matt chrome with alcantara interior is collector's car status
if im buying a new e39 brand new for DD I will get the cinnamon interior with black leather trim
 

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FWIW that English Rot looks different from my Muschelahorn even ignoring the color (assuming they used a different stain). Grain pattern seems more "separated" on the English Rot. The color is also much different and we can attribute that to a different stain being used sure but, the grain pattern also seems different. Similar but different... maybe the different stain brings out a different look. FWIW I don't know if it matters but on my Muschelahorn and the one you pictured the grain pattern goes lengthwise with the center console, the English rot goes widthwise.
Thanks again for compiling all this!!
 
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